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Storia ed archeologia in Umbria

History and archeology

Historical and archaeological points of interest in Umbria

Umbria is a region rich in historical and archaeological sites that tell the story of a region that over the centuries has seen the passage of different populations, from the most remote places in the region up to the squares of the largest cities, in Umbria, you can find traces of the history and traditions varied.

Since pre-Roman times when the first people, mostly Etruscan, have settled in Umbria until more recent times, every little town or village of this region contains one or more places still untouched by high historical and archaeological value.

Among the most prominent examples include the Fossil Forest in Dunarobba, the Carsulae Archaeological Park and the Roman Theatre of Gubbio: Bella Umbria has selected the major points of historical interest and offers you detailed information about places and times to visit the various tourist excellence.

  1. The Castle of Ramazzano

    Perugia
    Typology: POI  Storia e Archeologia 
    The Castle of Ramazzano, which gives the name to the town, was built in the 12th century by the family Ramazzani, to which it belonged from 1097 till the end of the 16th century.
  2. Torri di Properzio and Porta Venere

    Spello (PG)
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    Discover the breathtaking Torri di Properzio e Porta Venere, the symbols of Spello.
  3. Palazzo Trinci

    Foligno (PG)
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    Trinci Palace is one of the most interesting late-Gothic mansion in central Italy and the most famous building of Foligno.
  4. The Roman Amphitheatre

    Spoleto (PG)
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    Located in the homonymous street, close to Piazza Garibaldi, the Roman Amphitheatre was a great space for the gladiatorial games, which today houses many concerts, ballets and other cultural events.
  5. Porta San Pietro

    Perugia
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    The medieval walls of Perugia were built at the turn of the thirteenth and fourteenth century to accommodate the expansion of the city. One of the most important gates of the medieval walls is Porta San Pietro.
  6. The Rocca Maggiore Fortress

    Assisi (PG)
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    The fortifications of Assisi included two fortresses in addition to the walls: Rocca Maggiore at the top of the hill and Rocca Minore which strengthened the south-eastern corner of the walls. They were both built by Cardinal Gil de Albornoz around 1360 as part of his effort to restore papal authority in the region.
  7. Pozzo Etrusco (Etruscan Well)

    Perugia
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    Pozzo Etrusco (Etruscan Well), an imposing construction of the fourth or third century BC which has exceptional dimensions : 37 meters deep and 5.6 meters in diameter , viable thanks to an ingenious system of stairs.
  8. Rocca del Leone

    Castiglione del Lago (PG)
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    Rocca del Leone of Castiglione del Lago is a magnificent building which for centuries has been the most important military settlement placed on the shores of Lake Trasimeno.
  9. The Albornoz Fortress

    Spoleto (PG)
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    The symbol of Spoleto is the Albornoz fortress, an imposing fortress that stands on the hill of St. Elias, the highest point of the city.
  10. Fausto Amphitheatre

    Terni
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    One of the most beautiful complex in the city of Terni is the Fausto Amphitheatre, the main archaeological find of Roman still visible.
  11. The Rocca Paolina Fortress

    Perugia
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    Fortress, hidden city, prison, walkway, place of social cohesion: the Rocca Paolina in Perugia has been and still is a place of multiple identities.
  12. Gallenga Stuart Palace

    Perugia
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    Built in the eighteenth century in Fortebraccio Square, Palace Gallenga Stuart is a typical example of baroque architecture. Since 1927 hosts the headquarters of the University for Foreigners of Perugia.
  13. Orvieto Underground

    Orvieto (TR)
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    Orvieto, an ancient city suspended halfway between heaven and earth, has long kept secret the labyrinth of caves and tunnels hidden in the silent darkness of the cliff. Those who lived on the top of...
  14. Hypogeum of San Manno

    Perugia
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    More or less three kilometres away from the train station of Fontivegge, not too far away from via Cortonese, you can find the subterranean of Manno. It is constituted of an atmosphere quite large...
  15. Rocca Flea

    Gualdo Tadino (PG)
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    Does not matter from which direction you arrive to Gualdo Tadino because it is impossible not to notice the castle Rocca Flea erected to protect the town. According to ancient documents, during...
  16. St. Patrick's Well

    Orvieto (TR)
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    In 1527, in the day following the sacking of Rome, Pope Clement VII took refuge in Orvieto.To provision with water the Albornoz fortress in case of siege or conflict, this well was built, based on a...
  17. Fontana Maggiore

    Perugia
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 

  18. Basilica of St. Clare of Assisi

    Assisi (PG)
    Typology: Arte e Cultura  Religione e Spiritualità  Storia e Archeologia 
    The Basilica of St. Clare of Assisi, realized with the typical pink stone extracted from the quarry of the Subasio mountain, contains precious frescos dating back to the period from the XIIth to the...
  19. La Rocca di Alviano - Castle of Alviano

    Alviano (TR)
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    The Castle of Alviano reconstructed in purely renaissance style as demanded by Bartolomeo d'Alviano in 1495, versus the previous middle age style, it was always aimed at by the close towns of Todi...
  20. Hypogeum of the Volumnus

    Perugia
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    Among the 38 tombs dating back to the Etruscan period dig away in the rock that are part of the necropolis of the Palazzone, the most famous one is the subterranean of the Volumni discovered in...
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